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van Delft, J.H.M. (author), Mathijs, K. (author), Staal, Y.C.M. (author), van Herwijnen, M.H.M. (author), Brauers, K.J.J. (author), Boorsma, A. (author), Kleinjans, J.C.S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Chemical carcinogens may cause a multitude of effects inside cells, thereby affecting transcript levels of genes by direct activation of transcription factors (TF) or indirectly through the formation of DNA damage. As the temporal profiles of these responses may be profoundly different, examining time-dependent changes may provide new insights...
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Rubbens, M.P. (author), Mol, A. (author), Boerboom, R.A. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), TNO Industrie en Techniek TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Tissue-engineered heart valves lack sufficient amounts of functionally organized structures and consequently do not meet in vivo mechanical demands. To optimize tissue architecture and hence improve mechanical properties, various in vitro mechanical conditioning protocols have been proposed, of which intermittent straining is most promising in...
article 2009
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Henneman, P. (author), van der Sman-de Beer, F. (author), Moghaddam, P.H. (author), Huijts, P. (author), Stalenhoef, A.F.H. (author), Kastelein, J.J.P. (author), van Duijn, C.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Smelt, A.H.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Type III hyperlipoproteinemia (HLP) is mainly found in homozygous apolipoprotein (APO) E2 (R158C) carriers. Genetic factors contributing to the expression of type III HLP were investigated in 113 hyper- and 52 normolipidemic E2/2 subjects, by testing for polymorphisms in APOC3, APOA5, HL (hepatic lipase) and LPL (lipoprotein lipase) genes. In...
article 2009
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Balguid, A. (author), Mol, A. (author), van Marion, M.H. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Despite the attractive features of nanofibrous scaffolds for cell attachment in tissue-engineering (TE) applications, impeded cell ingrowth has been reported in electrospun scaffolds. Previous findings have shown that the scaffold can function as a sieve, keeping cells on the scaffold surface, and that cell migration into the scaffold does not...
article 2009
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Kersten, S. (author), Lichtenstein, L. (author), Steenbergen, E. (author), Mudde, K. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Hesselink, M.K. (author), Schrauwen, P. (author), Müller, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE-: Plasma lipoprotein levels are determined by the balance between lipoprotein production and clearance. Recently, angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4) was uncovered as a novel endocrine factor that potently raises plasma triglyceride levels by inhibiting triglyceride clearance. However, very little is known about ANGPTL4 in human....
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Kuhlmann, K.F.D. (author), van Geer, M.A. (author), Bakker, C.T. (author), Dekker, J.E.M. (author), Havenga, M.J.E. (author), Oude Elferink, R.P.J. (author), Gouma, D.J. (author), Bosma, P.J. (author), Wesseling, J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Survival of patients with pancreatic cancer is poor. Adenoviral (Ad) gene therapy employing the commonly used serotype 5 reveals limited transduction efficiency due to the low amount of coxsackie-adenovirus receptor on pancreatic cancer cells. To identify fiber-chimeric adenoviruses with improved gene transfer, a library of Ad vectors based on...
article 2009
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Lu, Z.F. (author), Doulabi, B.Z. (author), Huang, C.L. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Helder, M.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
β1 integrins play a controversial role during chondrogenesis. Since the maturation of chondrocytes relies on a signaling switch from cell-cell to cell-matrix interactions, we hypothesized that β1 integrins play a different role at the earlier (mainly cell-cell interaction) from the later stage (mainly cell-matrix interaction) of chondrogenesis....
article 2008
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Schutte, M.E. (author), Alink, G.M. (author), Freidig, A.P. (author), Spenkelink, B. (author), Vaessen, J.C.H. (author), van de Sandt, J.J.M. (author), Groten, J.P. (author), Rietjens, I.M.C.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
This study investigates whether the previous observation that quercetin increases the transport of PhIP through Caco-2 monolayers in vitro could be confirmed in an in vivo rat model. Co-administration of 1.45 μmol PhIP/kg bw and 30 μmol quercetin/kg bw significantly increased the blood AUC(0-8 h) of PhIP in rats to 131 ± 14% of the AUC(0-8 h)...
article 2008
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Dijkstra, S. (author), Kooij, G. (author), Verbeek, R. (author), van der Pol, S.M.A. (author), Amor, S. (author), Geisert Jr., E.E. (author), Dijkstra, C.D. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), Vries, H.E.D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Leukocyte infiltration is a key step in the development of demyelinating lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS), and molecules mediating leukocyte-endothelial interactions represent prime candidates for the development of therapeutic strategies. Here we studied the effects of blocking the integrin-associated tetraspanin CD81 in in vitro and in vivo...
article 2008
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Plaisier, M. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), Willems, F. (author), Helmerhorst, F.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Proteolysis is essential for decidual development during embryonic implantation, but little is known regarding the expression and functions of membrane-type matrix metalloproteinases (MT-MMPs) and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its receptor uPAR in decidua. Therefore, their protein and mRNA levels were analysed in three first...
article 2008
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Balguid, A. (author), Rubbens, M.P. (author), Mol, A. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Bogers, A.J.J.C. (author), van Kats, J.P. (author), de Mol, B.A.J.M. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A major challenge in tissue engineering of functional heart valves is to determine and mimic the dominant tissue structures that regulate heart valve function and in vivo survival. In native heart valves, the anisotropic matrix architecture assures sustained and adequate functioning under high-pressure conditions. Collagen, being the main load...
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van Zanden, J.J. (author), van der Woude, H. (author), Vaessen, J. (author), Usta, M. (author), Wortelboer, H.M. (author), Cnubben, N.H.P. (author), Rietjens, I.M.C.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The present study characterises the effect of phase II metabolism, especially methylation and glucuronidation, of the model flavonoid quercetin on its capacity to inhibit human MRP1 and MRP2 activity in Sf9 inside-out vesicles. The results obtained reveal that 3′-O-methylation does not affect the MRP inhibitory potential of quercetin. However, 4...
article 2007
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Zafranskaya, M. (author), Oschmann, P. (author), Engel, R. (author), Weishaupt, A. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), Jomaa, H. (author), Eberl, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Therapy with interferon-β (IFN-β) has well-established clinical effects in multiple sclerosis (MS), albeit the immunomodulatory mechanisms are not fully understood. We assessed the prevalence and functional capacity of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in healthy donors, and in untreated and IFN-β-treated MS patients, in response to myelin oligodendrocyte...
article 2007
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Ferreira, V. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Groen, A.K. (author), Vos, R.M. (author), van der Kaa, J. (author), Gijbels, M.J.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Pannekoek, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Accumulation of lipid-laden macrophages is a hallmark of atherosclerosis. The relevance of the key transcription factor nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) for macrophage-derived foam-cell formation has not been unequivocally resolved. Transgenic mice lines were generated in which NF-κB activation is specifically inhibited in macrophages by overexpressing...
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Bsibsi, M. (author), Bajramovic, J.J. (author), van Duijvenvoorden, E. (author), Persoon, C. (author), Ravid, R. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), Vogt, M.H.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Human astrocytes express a limited repertoire of Toll-like receptor (TLR) family members including TLR1-4, which are expressed on the cell surface. Also, TLR3 but not TLR4 activation on astrocytes induces expression of several factors involved in neuroprotection and down-regulation of inflammation rather than in the onset of traditional pro...
article 2007
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Steenvoorden, M.M.C. (author), Toes, R.E.M. (author), Ronday, H.K. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Ligands for the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) are increased in RA synovial fluid (SF), serum and synovium. Since RAGE is present on fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS), the present study investigates whether the RAGE ligands HMGB-1 and AGEs are able to stimulate the characteristic, pathological invasive behaviour of these...
article 2007
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Eefting, D. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Weel, V. (author), Kaijzel, E.L. (author), Que, I. (author), Moon, R.T. (author), Löwik, C.W. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
For the successful application of RNA interference in vivo, it is desired to achieve (local) delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and long-term gene silencing. Nonviral electrodelivery is suitable to obtain local and prolonged expression of transgenes. By intramuscular electrodelivery of a plasmid in which two opposing human polymerase...
article 2007
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Lopatinskaya, L. (author), Zwemmer, J. (author), Uitdehaag, B. (author), Lucas, K. (author), Polman, C. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
TNF-α, IL-12p35, IL-12p40, IL-4, IL-10, TGF-β1, CCR3, CXCR3, CCR5, Fas and FasL mRNA levels in PBMC of 25 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients were quantified at baseline by real-time PCR according to a post-hoc study design. The baseline values of the different markers were analysed with respect to their correlation with the increase in disability...
article 2006
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Gao, K. (author), Xu, A. (author), Krul, C.A.M. (author), Venema, K. (author), Liu, Y. (author), Niu, Y. (author), Lu, J. (author), Bensoussan, L. (author), Seeram, N.P. (author), Heber, D. (author), Henning, S.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Dietary flavonoids are poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Colonic bacteria convert flavonoids into smaller phenolic acids (PA), which can be absorbed into the circulation and may contribute to the chemopreventive activity of the parent compounds. The purpose of our study was to determine whether flavonoids from green and black tea ...
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Mandelin, J. (author), Hukkanen, M. (author), Li, T.F. (author), Korhonen, M. (author), Liljeström, M. (author), Sillat, T. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Salo, J. (author), Santavirta, S. (author), Konttinen, Y.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Healthy bone is a rigid yet living tissue that undergoes continuous remodeling. Osteoclasts resorb bone in the remodeling cycle. They secrete H+-ions and proteinases to dissolve bone mineral and degrade organic bone matrix, respectively. One of the main collagenolytic proteinase in osteoclasts is cathepsin K, a member of papain family cysteine...
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